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Elo Introduces Thin and Bright 55-Inch Touchscreen Solution

Posted February 12, 2014

Elo, the original inventor of touchscreen technology, today expanded its interactive digital signage (IDS) portfolio with the new 5501L 55-inch touchscreen. Designed for retail, hospitality, education, corporate meeting rooms, office lobbies and other commercial applications, the 5501L interactive touchscreen combines a big, bright, and energy-efficient LED High Definition display with optical multi-touch technology in a slim, integrated package. Optional integrated Intel Core i3 or i5 computer modules running Microsoft Windows turn the touchscreen into a touchcomputer. The rugged design of the 5501L offers retail solutions providers a reliable, high-performance touchcomputing platform that is easy to deploy and maintain in public environments.

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Motorola Solutions Wins Three 2014 iF Product Design Awards

Posted February 11, 2014

2014-02-11_1001Motorola has won three renowned iF product design awards for their newest additions to their product lines. The MC40 handheld mobile computer, MP6000 multi-plane scanner/scale and TLKR Series radios were recognized out of more than 3,245 entries submitted in this year’s competition.

For 60 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design. Motorola’s award-winning products will be on display at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, opening March 1, 2014.

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Cipherlab Launches their New 8600 Mobile Computer

Posted February 10, 2014

CipherLab is very excited to introduce the 8600 series mobile computer with the CipherLab Operating System (COS). Running on COS, the 8600 series focuses on typical AIDC applications that are specific to the company’s needs. It is equipped with a color display facilitating data classification by preferred colors. Its flexible designs include swappable keypads of 29 or 39 keys that can be switched when the users see fit. Weighing only 240 grams, the 8600 series allows for comfortable usage with excellent mobility.

The 8600 series also comes with proven WLAN 802.11 b /g / n and the latest Bluetooth 4.0 that efficiently deliver real-time data transmission. Versatile reader options of linear imager, laser, 2D imager and option RFID allow for favorable fashions of data collection. Along with easy-to-use software tools, such as Forge Application Generator, Remote Console and Text Browser, the 8600 series facilitates easy startup and provide more efficient IT management.

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Making Music From Barcodes

Posted February 7, 2014

Motivated by the typical beeps and tones of a POS barcode  scanner, Košice-based artist Jakub Pišek decided to develop a way to make music with the same tools being employed in retail stores. With the help of some of his friends, Jakub started staging grocery store performance where they would scan anything in the store to create music. Each different barcode equates to a variety of sounds which can be composed in the moment by simply scanning. See the performances in action in the video below.


Intermec Launcher V3.10 Now Available

Posted February 6, 2014

Intermec is proud to announce the availability of Intermec Launcher V3.10. Version 3.10 retains the same reliable lock-down functionality as the previous version while adding an updated, modern look and feel and some important new customer-requested enhancements.

The new features of Intermec Launcher V3.10 include:

  • New, modern user interface
  • Customizable ‘desktop’ image
  • Ability to launch up to 21 applications
  • Configuration using Intermec Settings

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TEKLYNX Launches LABELVIEW 2014 and CODESOFT 2014

Posted February 5, 2014

2014-02-05_1059TEKLYNX has announced the launch of LABELVIEW 2014 and CODESOFT 2014, the newest versions of these label design applications. Both upgrades offer seamless integration with the Windows 8.1 operating system, allowing users to quickly design and print labels on a reliable platform, and include support for new GS1 standard QR codes. These versions are available for purchase today.

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Cardinal Tracking Chooses Janam for Mobile Computing

Posted February 4, 2014

Janam, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, and Cardinal Tracking, a mobile solution provider specializing in public safety and parking management systems, today announced that Janam’s rugged mobile computers are now available as a leading hardware component of MobileCite, Cardinal Tracking’s automated citation issuance system.

MobileCite is specifically designed for issuing moving violations.  The solution, which uses 2D barcode scanning or a magnetic stripe reader to automatically import data from a driver’s license and vehicle registration, puts mobile technology to work to reduce stop time and increase officer safety.  The system not only improves accuracy and efficiency of the issuance process but also enables officers to capture digital signatures, collect recipient profiling data and record images and audio of the traffic stop.

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Zebra Awarded with 6th Consecutive Best Channel Vendor Award

Posted February 3, 2014

Best-Channel-Vendor-Award-Logo-2014_webZebra has been recognized as a Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine for a sixth consecutive year. The company was named a winner in the  Business Solutions Magazine  technology category.

Each year, Business Solutions conducts an extensive reader survey, asking its value-added reseller (VAR) subscribers to evaluate and rate their vendor partners. Through their cast votes, Zebra’s resellers reported a high level of satisfaction with the company’s products. The global printing solution provider was recognized for earning high scores in the product features and product reliability categories.

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CipherLab’s New 8600 Mobile Computer

Posted January 31, 2014

CipherLab will be attending 2014 NGA show, February 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV to demonstrate their Intelligent Order Entry solution with the latest mobile computer the 8600 series. The new mobile device can help you with an Intelligent Order Entry solution and/or a Telxon replacement solution. All of which can help your company control cost and boost productivity.

CipherLab’s economical 8600 Mobile Computer series deliver anywhere mobility in a ruggedized, ergonomic design, offering speedy barcode scanning via multiple wireless communication options. Its easy-to-use interface minimizes training requirements and supports a variety of software solutions including an “Intelligent Order Entry” solution which can replace most grocery wholesalers’ old Telxon, MSI and Symbol terminals. With this solution many wholesalers can add enhancing features like ‘discontinued item alerts’ as well as a ‘substitute item alert if available’ and two way communication, which will allow a master item file to be downloaded directly to the handheld.

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Star’s WebPRNT Technology Changes the Game for Cloud POS

Posted January 30, 2014

ddfTo run a cloud POS, only an Internet connection and a browser are required to access the solution. However, in a typical retail environment, printing receipts is a must. Pairing a POS terminal with a receipt printerin a Cloud environment is a challenge. With traditional printers, the communication between the Cloud Application and the printer is achieved through the POS Terminal – that is – by installing a driver on the POS Terminal to manage the printer.

The way the traditional printers communicate with the POS and the Cloud solution means that the browser and the printer driver need to be set up together. And very often when the browser is updated, the drivers also need to be re-installed because of other conflicting updates.  When this happens, for each POS, the whole printer set up needs to be updated. Not only is this a costly and time-consuming process but it also means staff involvement is needed in each store.

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